Monday, June 7, 2010


Yucatan’s All-Star right fielder, Willie Romero, was suspended by the Mexican League for two games after shoving home plate umpire Marco Antonio Nava during a June 3 game in Veracruz. Romero shoved Nava after being called out on strikes in the bottom of the first inning. He was batting an even .300 over 55 games for the Leones at the time of the altercation.

The 35-year-old Venezuelan began his pro career in the Dodgers system in 1993 and eventually spent nine summers in that organization. Romero signed with Saltillo in 2000 and (minus two short stints in the Diamondbacks and Orioles chains) has played summer ball in Mexico ever since. In five years with Yucatan heading into this season, he has never failed to hit at least .331 for the Leones. The 5’9” right-handed batter was named MVP of the 2008 Mexican League All-Star Game.

Romero served his suspension during Yucatan’s weekend series in Minatitlan.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's not the Willie I know he must of had a good reasion Dale Heitmann Albuquerque New Mexico. How can I get his autograph.